UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɪfrəns/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdɪfərəns, ˈdɪfrəns/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(difər əns, difrəns)

Inflections of 'difference' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [drastic, slight, big, huge] difference
  2. is an important difference to [make, point out, be aware of]
  3. is a time difference of [five hours] (between)
  4. a score difference of [three points]
  5. a price difference of [$7] (at, for)
  6. [they have, there is] an age difference of [five] years (between)
  7. would make a big difference if you [helped, stopped, went]
  8. makes a world of difference
  9. [found, located, discovered] a difference in
  10. [calculate, measure, work out] the difference
  11. a difference [in, of] opinion
  12. is [no, the only] difference between them
  13. a difference in [shape, temperature]
  14. makes no difference (to me) [what, when, where, why, how]
  15. made no difference what I [said, did, suggested]
  16. doesn't make the [slightest, tiniest] (bit of) difference
  17. a difference of [three]
  18. what's the difference?
  19. there is no difference (in my eyes)!
  20. [let's, willing to] split the difference
  21. the difference is [unassailable, insurmountable, too great]
  22. our differences make us [special, interesting, unique]
  23. was [teased, made fun of] for his differences
  24. we've had our differences
  25. the [couple, friends] settled their differences
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